German Authorities predict 1500 ticketless West Ham fans ahead of Frankfurt’s tie

The police authorities in Germany have foreseen a possible total of 1500 ticketless away fans as West Ham United visit Eintracht Frankfurt in a Europa League second leg semi-final on Thursday. 

In a Wednesday statement, German police said they will be vigilant while predicting the British invasion of the city, with British fans coming to support the Hammers in the particular crunchy affair.

West Ham will be seeking to overcome a 2-1 deficit to Frankfurt after goals from Ansgar Knauff and Daichi Kamada gave the German side a slender first-leg semi-final advantage. 

Michail Antonio’s strike was not enough to see the Premier League club hold the visitors at the London Stadium. 

“We have a very huge concept for the whole game,” said Thomas Hollerbach, a press liaison at Frankfurt Police Department, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

Because of the magnitude of the game, the statement further cautioned that there will be police in every corner of the city and the stadium for any eventualities.

“This is not only concerning the stadium but also the whole city – especially the inner city.

“You won’t find a street corner on Thursday where you won’t see police. We want to communicate. We have people there that will be able to speak English and who will be able to get a sense of the mood.

“There are probably going to be 1,500 British fans coming to Frankfurt without having a ticket.”

West Ham United will be looking for ways to reach their first European final in 46 years.